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The Dodgeville Public Library will be closed this Friday, November 17th for a Senior Staff SWAL/WILS training day. We will be open again on Saturday - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Autism 101 Workshop: When their child is first diagnosed, many parents are not exactly sure what autism is or PDD, or Aspergers. It's also hard to explain your child to others if you don't understand things yourself.

This is a FREE workshop for parents, family members and caregivers of newly diagnosed children, plus anyone else who may be interested in learning about autism. On Wed. Nov. 15 the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin will be presenting their Autism 101 Workshop at the Dodgeville Public Library (lower level) at 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Autism 101 participants will receive informational materials including parenting resources, diagnosis information, helpful school tips, community resources and personalized discussions and support for your individual questions. This workshop is open to the public. http://autismsouthcentral.org/autism-101/

Snap Circuit Workshop Saturday, November 11th, 10:30 to Noon. Have a blast learning about electricity at the Dodgeville Public Library through SNAP Circuits Makerspace workshop for children in second through fifth grade. This workshop is designed for kids and teaches electrical basics through easy-to-use circuitry. The registered workshop is 90 minutes long and will give the child an introduction to what SNAP Circuits can do. Due to spacing, six children can register for the workshop.

Great Decisions Discussion Series: We have wrapped up the 2016 Discussion Series and are looking ahead to the 2017 topics. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Each year, the Great Decisions editorial board selects eight of the most pressing global issues and regions that will be the focus of the briefing book, television programs, and online resources. Dodgeville Public Library has participated in the program since 2009 and selects 4 to 6 topics each year for our local discussion group. If you are interested in discussing world affairs with fellow engaged citizens contact vstangel@swls.org.

Click on the following links for further details on the 2017 Schedule of Discussion Topics

2017 Great Decisions Schedule

2017 Great Decisions Schedule with Topic Details

2017 Great Decisions Overview and 2016 Stats

2017 Great Decisions Topics


Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer


Battle of the Books - Sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library

What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the books is a program designed to promote a love of reading in students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, settings, and authors of the books. Students read twenty titles in preparation for local competition between Dodgeville Middle School and St. Joseph's School. The competition takes place in late November at the Dodgeville Public Library. Participating in the Battle of the Books is a great way for students to experience interesting, exciting, high quality young adult literature while having fun and being recognized for their accomplishments in reading.

Who can join Battle of the Books? Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grade student can join the Battle of the Books program at school. Once students have signed up, the group meets to prepare for the competition. At Dodgeville Middle School, meetings take place once a week in the Library Media Center.

What happens at a Battle of the Books meeting? During Dodgeville Middle School meetings, Ms. Boland (the DMS Librarian) leads review activities and discussions on the books read for that week. A reading schedule is given out at one of our first meetings so students know which books will be discussed each week.

Visit America's Battle of the Books web site.

The Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Reading List (.pdf format) is now available.


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Chat and Chew: Book Club for Middle Schoolers. New to the middle school adventure? Right in the middle of it? Chat and Chew is open to students ages 11-15. There is always a book, snacks, and games and not always in that order. We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Dropping in is encouraged, newcomers welcome! Click here to see what we're reading for our July 3rd book discussion! The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Click here to see what we're reading for our July and August book discussions. Please join us! July and August Book Club Reads!


weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Drop-In Storytime Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Please note for Thursday mornings in January and August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will offer activities and a project and a chance to check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer.

Schedule
January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime

More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at cgleichauf@swls.org or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.


Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.


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                      Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533
608-935-3728

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